Saturday, June 7, 2008

Summer doldrums

I can't say that I've been watching a whole lot of anything lately. Daily Show is cool, as usual. I wish I could be more like John Stewart. So smart and disarming. He can make the most intense leader of a country downright likeable (President Mushareff in particular). Checked out the book, Saboteurs, from the library to re-read. It's about the attempted Nazi raids on America during WWII .. where the landmark Ex Parte Quirin case came out. Fascinating stuff.

I have a fascination with old monied families. The Vanderbilts, the Roosevelts, the Vanderbilts, the Vanderbilts .... I'm slowly watching Little Gloria, Happy at Last for the umpteenth time. Gloria being none other than Gloria Vanderbilt, the jeans gal and Anderson Cooper's mom. Me and Anderson were both born during the month of June in 1967, so that makes us .. well, nothing, but I still think it's cool. Watched an American Masters episode on Cole Porter. Not a fan really, but what a life. He's from Indiana you know? Grew up in Peru ... If you've seen DeLovely, Kevin Kline was very good as Porter ... Kline is an IU graduate.

Meant to tivo Swingtown, but missed it, dangit!

Fall season ... get here fast!!!


Robyn Cheney said...

Okay... What the heck is up with this?!?!?
You didn' tell me you have a blog!
How fun it is too.
I don't have TV, except local stuff so I don't have any idea what you are talking about some of the time, but it is still such fun to read.
Hope you are doing okay. It was a crazy weekend and promising to be an interesting week.
Shawn went in for a few hours this morning to get af ew things going for some guys that stil want to work, but they are telling everyone to just go home, so he will be coming home then going out to help with clean up stuff. There are a few members of our church that are needing help so he will probably go there first, then who knows. I would go too if I didn't have four little ones to take care of... aaahhh well, time and season... right.

sarahbclark! said...

my husband is from peru so the cole porter thing is their claim to fame. i think he was a weirdo.